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Lew Welch

Posted to Utterances

The only poet who's work I can see myself in. Probably silly and co-dependant of me, but I'd like to meet him to talk some sense into him. As a fellow depressive I don't see life as an either/or situation like he did: either everything opens up and you're in touch with the universe and write beautiful, accurate poetry about it or you're dead. Plus, I'd love to tell him how much his poetics have influenced me.